Quiz: Vaping & Marijuana
In general, vaping is safe for teens and young adults. True or False?
False. Vaping is not considered safe for teens and young adults, especially since the adolescent brain is still developing and taking in these substances may be harmful.
It is just a water vapor. True or False?
False. Most vaping devices contain and release a number of potentially toxic substances including metals and volatile organic compounds, some of which have been linked to cell and DNA damage.
According to a 2018 survey, a majority of 12th graders say they vaped _____ within the last year.
Nicotine. 29.7% of 12th graders surveyed were vaping nicotine, 25.7% vaped just flavoring, and 13.1% vaped marijuana (THC oil).
Marijuana (THC) oil is thicker than the nicotine e-liquid. True or False?
True. “THC is thick and oil based so may not appear to move in the cartridge while nicotine e-liquid would flow freely in the cartridge,” (USA Today article). Most THC vapes are smaller and narrower than nicotine vape devices.
In a majority of the recent lung injuries due to vaping across the United States, the user vaped:
THC-containing products. “Recent CDC laboratory test results of [lung] fluid samples from 29 patients submitted to CDC from 10 states found vitamin E acetate (an additive in some THC products) in all of the samples. THC was identified in 82% of the samples and nicotine was identified in 62% of the samples (Data as of October 2019).
Vaping too much THC oil can cause ____ in the user:
All of the above. According to the Surgeon General, “The risks of physical dependence, addiction, and other negative consequences increase with exposure to high concentrations of THC and the younger the age of initiation. Higher doses of THC are more likely to produce anxiety, agitation, paranoia, and psychosis…In addition, chronic users of marijuana with a high THC content are at risk for developing a condition known as cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, which is marked by severe cycles of nausea and vomiting.”
Source: U.S. Surgeon Generals Advisory: Marijuana use and the Developing Brain.
Marijuana concentrates can contain THC levels ranging from 40 to 80%. True or False?
True. Concentrated marijuana can be up to four times stronger in THC content than high grade or top shelf marijuana, which normally measures around 20% THC levels.